Test Ceiling Materials for Asbestos before Beginning Renovation, Remodeling and Demolition Projects in Puerto Rico

Zimmetry Environmental provides testing and consulting services to identify and mitigate exposure risks to ceiling materials and the thousands of other products and building materials that were once manufactured with asbestos.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

The only way to know for sure if a ceiling material or other substance contains asbestos is to have it tested.

Building renovation, remodeling and repurposing projects often involve changes to ceiling materials. This may include removing popcorn ceilings or taking down ceiling tiles, insulation or other actions that involve disturbing existing building materials.

Before beginning this type of project, there are some important safety issues to address that involve ceiling materials. One that should not be overlooked in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings constructed or previously renovated between the 1920s and 1980s is the possible presence of asbestos.

For example, ceiling tiles that contain asbestos can still be found in many homes and buildings that were constructed or renovated from about the 1940s and 50s, up until about 1980, said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. Popcorn ceilings also sometimes contain asbestos, as could insulation above the ceiling or insulation located around pipes and ducts located in ceiling cavities. There could even be vermiculite insulation above the ceiling or in wall cavities. The only way to know for sure if a ceiling material or other substance contains asbestos is to have it tested. As a regulated material, asbestos has to be handled properly to avoid putting workers and building occupants at risk of exposure. Failing to follow health and safety regulations could also lead to costly noncompliance penalties.

In Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean, Zimmetry Environmental is a top provider of asbestos testing, monitoring and consulting services. Their experts identify potential hazards and mitigate exposure risks. These resources protect workers, building occupants and help to keep companies and institutions in regulatory compliance.

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their asbestos, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental, or compliance testing and consulting services, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email [email protected] .

About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental services.

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